Children’s Home and Aid has found a new home at 424 7th St. and is moving there this fall. The larger, safer space and more pleasing environment will help the organization to provide programs centered around the love and care of children and families who are struggling. “This building works out perfectly for everyone and is amazing on so many ...

Janine Pumilia remembers her sister, Linda, and the good she did during her life. ...

Big things are coming to this small city and its incredible 2,000-acre natural preserve. Discover what new attractions and events are coming, and how your family can experience them. ...

In its efforts to strategically reinvent Rockford and ensure its future, this nonprofit group is learning there's an important dynamic that's missing from our region today. Learn how community is the building block of something big. ...

Join Janine Pumilia, our managing editor, as she reflects on some of the best advice and wisdom her mother had to offer. ...

Discover a family business whose members have been part of downtown Freeport for more than a century and developed a reputation that's just as enduring as the jewelry on display. ...

Aren't children amazing, as they experience their world with awe and wonder at every turn. What if we, too, could think like a youngster again? ...

It began with family recipes, serving neighbors as if they were at the dining room table. Forty years later, this couple has built a loyal following. ...

Barb Watne didn’t take to camping right away when her husband, Toby, first suggested the idea back in 1967. But she tagged along, and over time, couldn’t wait to hop into a recreational vehicle and hit the open road. Nearly 46 years later, the Hinckley, Ill., residents still love a good adventure; they’ve camped in 47 different states. Over the ...

It’s time to pack up the van and head out for a summer vacation. But forget about those long cross-country drives. Here are five of our favorite places to play, right here in our region. ...